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Shaky Ground: Context, Connoisseurship and the History of Roman Art

by Elizabeth Marlowe

The recent crisis in the world of antiquities collecting has prompted scholars and the general public to pay more attention than ever before to the archaeological findspots and collecting histories of ancient...


Free at Last!: The Impact of Freed Slaves on the Roman Empire

by Teresa Ramsby & Sinclair Bell

How did freed slaves reinvent themselves after the shackles of slavery had been lifted? How were they reintegrated into society, and what was their social position and status? What contributions did they make...


The A to Z of U.S. Diplomacy from the Civil War to World War I

by Kenneth J. Blume

The A to Z of U.S. Diplomacy from the Civil War to World War I provides a convenient introduction to a critical period of American diplomacy. The half-century from 1861 to 1914 formed a crucial time in the development...


The A to Z of the Renaissance

by Charles G. Nauert

Few periods have given civilization such a strong impulse as the Renaissance, which started in Italy and then spread to the rest of Europe.


Old New York in Picture Postcards: 1900-1945

by Jack H. Smith

Views of early twentieth-century New York with accompanying text for the city buff and postcard collector alike.


The American Soccer League: The Golden Years of American Soccer 1921-1931

by Colin Jose

Soccer was one of the most popular sports in the United States during the 1920s, often drawing huge crowds in relatively small towns to see the world's best players compete. Documented through thousands of newspaper...


Through a Fiery Trial

by Bob Arnebeck

Historians have dismissed the ten years it took to ready the new capital as nothing more than man's inability to tame a swamp. In a brilliant narrative Bob Arnebeck shows how with slave axe-men, lawyers' writs,...


The Modern Art Invasion: Picasso, Duchamp, and the 1913 Armory Show That Scandalized America

by Elizabeth Lunday

In 1910 New York's art scene was dull and stuck in the past - lagging considerably behind Europe. Before the century reached its midpoint, however, New York would come to dominate the art world. It seemed that...


The Human Tradition in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

by Ballard C. Campbell

The period between 1870 and 1920 was one of the most dynamic in American history. This era witnessed the invention of the automobile, the establishment of women's suffrage, and the opening of the Panama Canal....


Mythic Texas

by Bryan Wooley

When people hear the word Texas certain images come into their minds. Because of its size and unusual history, the myths and legends of Texas have pretty much become the embodiment of the American West. Although...


In the Boat with LBJ

by John L. Bullion

When Waddy Bullion refers to his experience working for LBJ as a tax attorney and business advisor, he calls it "being in the boat." LBJ was the captain; the crew either met his standards for effort and excellence...


The Invasion Before Normandy: The Secret Battle of Slapton Sands

by Edwin P. Hoyt

A chronicle of one of WWII's most dramatic and secret operations.


A William Appleman Williams Reader: Selections from His Major Historical Writings

by Henry W. Berger

Twenty-one selections from his major historical writings, offering the key arguments of the most influential and controversial American historian of his generation. "The history of U.S. relations with the rest...


A Social History of Mexico's Railroads: Peons, Prisoners, and Priests

by Teresa Van Hoy

Largely absent from our history books is the social history of railroad development in nineteenth-century Mexico, which promoted rapid economic growth that greatly benefited elites but also heavily impacted...


Hotchkiss: A Chronicle of an American School

by Ernest Kolowrat

This engaging chronicle asks and answers the question, 'How has Connecticut's Hotchkiss School managed to accomodate a hundred years of unprecedented change?'


Mestizo: The History, Culture and Politics of the Mexican and the Chicano --The Emerging Mestizo-Americans

by Arnoldo Carlos Vento

This text covers over 2,000 years, tracing the roots of the contemporary Mexican-American. It utilizes the fields of history, political science, cultural anthropology, folklore, literature, sociolinguistics,...


Amanda Berry Smith: From Washerwoman to Evangelist

by Adrienne Israel

This biography is the compelling story of Amanda Berry Smith, a former slave and washer-woman with less than a year of formal education who rose to become one of the nineteenth century's most important and successful...


Marking Humanity: Stories, Poems, & Essays by Holocaust Survivors

by Shlomit Editor Kriger

Imagine sitting across from a member of the German Secret State Police and negotiating with him to allow for the release of Jewish youngsters and for the establishment of a Jewish school. What can a teenager...


Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South

by T.R.C. Hutton

The notorious conflict between the Hatfield and the McCoy families of West Virginia and Kentucky is often remembered as America's most famous feud, but it was relatively brief and subdued compared to the violence...


Everyday Life in South Asia, Second Edition

by Diane P. Mines & Sarah E. Lamb

This anthology provides a lively and stimulating view of the lives of ordinary citizens in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. For the second edition of this popular textbook, readings have been...